The Yarra Valley is a holiday destination that is loaded with ample attractions that will keep you coming back time and time again! Enjoy the award winning wineries, dining, shopping, interesting communities and towns, sightseeing and National Parks along with many other attractions that make up the Yarra Valley. The perfect place to escape away from it all, to relax, revive and rest the body and mind where time seems to stand still with it ancient landscape and stunning scenery! Enjoy all kinds of attractions and activities all year round no matter if you are planning a winter escape or summer break.
The Yarra Valley is located only 1 hours drive from Melbourne so many city people love to use the mountains ranges as their top and closest spot for excellent skiing during the winter time. Enjoy tobogganing, cross country skiing and many other snow sports that are great for the whole family and all ages at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort within the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. There are great ski tracks and plenty of snow fun to be had come summer time the mountain comes alive with rock climbing, mountain bike riding, hiking and trail bike riding for the adventure seeker.
There are numerous activities that attract thousands of visitors to the Yarra Valley each year from hot air balloon rides, scenic flights, historic tours, Puffing Billy Steam Train rides, sky diving, horse riding through the countryside and wine tasting. Visit countless wineries, taste test award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet wines while dining at vineyard restaurants and there is also the regional wine trail to make your way along. Visit Lavender farms, stunning parks and gardens, National Parks where you can get close to nature and view ample species of animals and birds and make your way along a variety of hiking trails and walking tracks to take in the views of the Yarra Valley.
Whether you are after fresh local produce, markets, interesting stalls, antique shops, retail outlets or boutiques there are many places to browse through to discover the delights of the Yarra Valley. You can wander through quaint towns and villages such as Healesville, Marysville, Belgrave or Olinda, visit the Healesville Sanctuary or perhaps base your holiday around one of the annual events like the Grape Grazing Festival, food and wine festivals or music concerts that come through the Yarra Valley each year. There are day spas, retreats and well being centres to pamper yourself in, adventurous activities, fishing, golf courses and farm stations that welcome visitors where you can feed the animals and get your hands dirty a little.
Fill your days with history, culture, arts and museums and why not enjoy the food, wine, family activities, luxury accommodation and rainforests as well while you are here. There is an endless list of attractions that you can enjoy while touring through the Yarra Valley so why don’t you come and discover them for yourself.